Ford Mustang - Mustang developer Donald Frey has died
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Together with Hal Sperlich and Lee Iacocca, Frey developed the 'Mustang' in 1964 in just 18 months. Instead of the hoped-for 90,000 cars, Ford even sold 400,000 Mustangs in the first year and thus restructured itself after the debacle with the slow-moving 'Edsel'.
The Mustang also made film history
The Ford Mustang could be realized so quickly by the design team led by Frey, because mainly components from other vehicles were used.
Nevertheless, the car had a face of its own and became a global success - on the road as in the film. Hundreds of times the Mustang roared across the screen, twice in Bond films. S teve McQueens drove a 1968 Mustang GT in Bullitt during the legendary twelve-minute chase through San Francisco. The longest hunt in film history from the Gone in 60 Seconds film was also shot with a Mustang. The American made his first film appearance in Europe: In 'The Gendarme of Saint Tropez' with Louis de Funès, a Mustang roars along the Côte d'Azur.